Sorry for the horrible picture quality. I found her trying to wedge herself into the seam between my basement wall and door frame at 5am, so I had to make due with a container I had on hand. I don't need specific species ID for now, just possibly a confirmation that she's a queen so I know I didn't just kidnap a major worker. I will post better pics later once she's in a test tube if needed. Thanks in advance for your help!https://imgur.com/gallery/RQTCE9n
Location: Louisville, Kentucky
Date: May 15
Size: 15-18mm. Sorry I couldn't get this more precise.
Color: Pretty shiny. Looks to be all black except for the gastor which has faint striations that altenernate between black and kind of a dark grey. Some hairs on the gastor.
Habitat: Farmland. Lots of open fields combined with heavily wooded areas.
Edited by CZjalapae, May 15 2018 - 2:38 AM.